URGENT: Testimony needed in STRONG Support for HB 580, SB 538, SB 768 & HB 671

I have great news for the first time in the history of the LGBT Caucus of the DPH there was not ONE bill submitted to attack Hawaii’s LGBTQIA community. I wish the news across the country and the globe was this great for our community.This week we saw two attacks from the federal government and one from Japan: SCOTUS allowed 45’s Transgender ban for those serving in the military. Health and Human Services allows adoption agencies in South Carolina to

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LGBT Caucus Bills for 2019

LGBT Caucus 2019 Priority Bill Click here for a PDF of ALL the bills the LGBT Caucus is Supporting and/or tracking Barring “Gay Panic” & “Trans Panic” as an affirmative defense Prohibits defendants from claiming that discovery, knowledge, or disclosure of a victim’s gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation resulted in extreme mental or emotional disturbance sufficient to reduce a charge of murder to a charge of manslaughter unless the other circumstances of a defendant’s explanation are already

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How to submit testimony

Make sure YOUR voice is heard on the issues that matter to you! 1. Write your testimony in a word processing program. (Remember to do check your spelling and grammar.) 2. Go to: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ 3. Click the “Sign In” link if you already have an account or the “Register” link if this is your first time submitting testimony. 3A. Fill in the your email address and password or fill out the Registration Form 4. Click the “Submit Testimony” orange button

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